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The Curse Of Helios by Kerry Hodges, Hay Festival Reminder and More!

To offer some non-fiction inspiration for anyone wishing to enter our present competition, here is Kerry Hodge’s excellent, The Curse of Helios. Kerry attained 1st place in last year’s competition with another piece, The Curse of Helios being placed 3rd … Continue reading

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Announcement – Richard Booth Prize For Non Fiction 2022

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Non Fiction Competition, The Richard Booth Prize 2022, named after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents and it’s self proclaimed ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, … Continue reading

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Gillian Haigh’s – A Year In Wales – Winner of the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction, 2021.

Gill has kindly granted us permission to publish her winning non-fiction piece, A Year in Wales. Our judge, Roland White commented that, (it was) “A fine, powerful piece of writing. A slightly unsettling cross between Laurie Lee and The Omen, … Continue reading

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The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction – Judge Announced and Hay Festival is here!

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction is an annual competition name after one of Hay-on-Wye’s most notable residents, Richard Booth, ‘King of Hay’. Richard was always a great supporter of books, Hay-on-Wye and local writers. Sadly, Richard passed away in … Continue reading

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Richard Booth M.B.E. (1938-2019)

Statement from our Chairperson: Ange Grunsell “Hay Writers’ Circle join the rest of our Hay community in grieving at the loss of the man who put Hay on the map and transformed the town into a town of books, of … Continue reading

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Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 – Winner Announced

Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction Article by C. Harris We had a very good response this year with a wide variety of interesting submissions, and our judge, the award winning writer Oliver Bullough, commented that the entries were of a high … Continue reading

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“Not A Stone, A Water Bottle” – by Ange Grunsell

The Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 winner – Ange Grunsell. Ange has kindly let us publish her prize winning piece below. Many congratulations to Ange and to all who entered. The competition continues to draw a plethora of compelling … Continue reading

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Three Incredible Years

All Change September arrives and marks the change of season. Gone are those long, languid but brilliant days of summer and into the foreground the harvest comes, bringing darkening evenings which hang quietly on the brink of frost and trees … Continue reading

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THE RICHARD BOOTH PRIZE 2016

Winners Announced! On the hottest day of the year (so far), it was delightful to see Richard and Hope Booth present the prizes for the Richard Booth Prize for Non-Fiction 2016. This years competition judge was Dan Davies – Winner of the … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Highs!

What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia. Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs … Continue reading

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